If you’re considering this subject as a combined (joint) degree, please refer to our information about combining degrees for details about entry requirements.
As part of our application process, applicants are normally required to attend an Applicant Interview and Music Experience Day where you will either have an interview or a short audition with an academic member of staff. This is your chance to demonstrate your passion for the subject and allow us to make a decision on your application. (There is an option for phone or Skype interviews).
|A level requirements||ABB. Offer may be reduced to BBB for those candidates achieving grade 8 distinction in any instrument. (this is the typical entry requirement) for this course.
|Subject requirements||To include A level Music or A level Music Technology grade B, or ABRSM Grade 8 in Music Theory at Distinction. If an applicant is taking grade 8 in any instrument (or singing), a dual offer can be made: ABB or BBB with grade 8 Distinction. Some of our optional modules require academic demonstration of ability.|
|BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma||BTEC applications are encouraged. We evaluate each BTEC application on its merits and may make offers at DDM.|
|International Baccalaureate||33 including Higher Level 6 in Music, with no score less than 4|
|Irish Leaving Certificate||H1, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 including H2 in Music|
|Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher||Scottish Highers at AABBB plus Scottish Advanced Highers grade B in Music or Music Technology, combinations are also welcome.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced||Accepted including 2 A levels at BB (including Music or Music Technology)|
|Access||Not acceptable without an A level in Music or Music Technology, or ABRSM Theory Grade 8|
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|Extended Project Qualification||Applicants who offer the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and meet our offer criteria will be made the standard offer, plus an alternative offer. This will be at one A Level grade lower plus a grade A in the EPQ, for example the offer would be ABB or BBB plus A in the EPQ.
Please note that Humanities and Social Sciences Honours Select programmes which have a Management, Law or Sociology component will not accept the EPQ.
Alternative entry requirements
We are committed to supporting under-represented groups to access higher education through our use of contextual data in admissions. This means that certain specified groups who may have experienced barriers to their education may be made an offer with up to a two grade reduction from our standard offer. Please note that some exceptions apply. Read the detail on our contextual admissions strategy to find out more.